Map of Kandy in Sri Lanka

Kandy Climate

Kandy is a non-capital city in Sri Lanka, Asia.

Best time to visit Kandy

If you're planning a visit to this city then you can relax because there are plenty of great times to visit Kandy - all year in fact - and all ideal for nearly any activity. Temperatures are in a comfortable range between 20°C / 68.0°F and 30°C / 86.0°F on average. If you're looking for somewhere scorching hot though, you might be a little disappointed. The same if you're looking for somewhere to celebrate a white Christmas or New Year!


The warmest time of year in Kandy is in April when it is 26.1°C / 79.0°F on average. However, going by the maximum temperatures, the warmest month is March at 31.4°C / 88.5°F. On the other hand, the coldest time of year in Kandy is in January when it is 23.35°C / 74.0°F on average, but could get down to 18.4°C / 74.0°F minimum.

  • Freezing months: 0 (0°C / 32.0°F and below)
  • Cold months: 0 (0°C / 32.0°F to 10°C / 50.0°F)
  • Cool months: 0 (10°C / 50.0°F to 20°C / 68.0°F)
  • Warm months: 12 (20°C / 68.0°F to 30°C / 86.0°F)
  • Hot months: 0 (30°C / 86.0°F to 40°C / 104.0°F)
  • Boiling months: 0 (40°C / 104.0°F and above)

Kandy Climate Chart

Below are the climate charts for Kandy which resides in Sri Lanka.

Temperature tables

The first table is for the average temperatures across the year in degrees Celsius. The cells that are BLUE show the coldest months and the cells that are PINK show the hottest months.

Month:JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature in °C23.3524.225.5526.125.6524.824.4524.424.2524.424.223.65
Max Temperature in °C28.329.931.431.129.828.227.82828.328.628.427.8
Min Temperature in °C18.418.519.721.121.521.421.120.820.220.22019.5

This second table is for the average temperatures across the year in degrees Fahrenheit. Cells in BLUE are the coldest months and cells in PINK are the hottest months.

Month:JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature in °F74.075.678.079.078.276.676.075.975.775.975.674.6
Max Temperature in °F82.985.888.588.085.682.882.082.482.983.583.182.0
Min Temperature in °F65.165.367.570.070.770.570.069.468.468.468.067.1

Rainfall figures

This table is for the amount of rainfall (both in millimetres and inches) and number of rainy days in Kandy throughout the year.

Month:JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Total rainfall in MM79.474.271.9187.7144131.9128.1112.8155.2263.7295.6195.7
Total rainfall in Inches3.12.92.87.45.75.25.04.46.110.411.67.7
Total number of rainy days658141115141313171614
Chances of rain19.4%17.9%25.8%46.7%35.5%50.0%45.2%41.9%43.3%54.8%53.3%45.2%

Kandy Climate Graph

Below is the climate graph for Kandy in Sri Lanka. It shows both the average temperatures throughout the year in degrees Celsius and also the average total rainfall in millimetres.

Kandy Climate Graph with temperatures in °C and rainfall in millimetres

Below is the climate graph for Kandy in Sri Lanka with the average temperatures throughout the year in degrees Fahrenheit and also the average total rainfall in inches.

Kandy Climate Graph with temperatures in °F and rainfall in inches